founded in 1981 by Rev David Wiseman, minister of Poulton U R C.
The site is intended to give visitors a flavour of the town and its past, present
and future. We welcome contributions from all those with an interest in the history
of Poulton-le-Fylde and its surrounding communities.
Poulton Historical Society has been interested in the conservation of the Edward
VIII letter box on Lower Green for some time and have kept an eye on it. About 4
years ago we contacted the Letter Box Society and they have been extremely helpful.
At the time, following their advice, we contacted Royal Mail and were assured by
RM that it was safe.
However we were obviously concerned at its removal a few weeks
ago. We were aware that it stood on private land and apparently it was the wish of
the land owner that it should be removed.
We contacted the LBS again and on our behalf
they contacted Royal Mail. The pillar box is safely in the storage of Royal Mail.
The LBS emailed us to say that "Royal Mail will use the box as they see a need. It
may be that they will choose another location in the vicinity if there is somewhere
to put the box and the demand is there" .